An artist's impression of the $6 billion Balla Balla iron ore project in the Pilbara.

BBI to buy MinRes iron ore operation

The owner of the $6 billion Balla Balla iron ore project in the Pilbara has entered into an option agreement to acquire the nearby Weelumurra asset from Mineral Resources for an undisclosed sum.

Todd Corporation-controlled BBI Group entered into an agreement with MinRes subsidiary Polaris Metals for the option to acquire the operation, which it says potentially contains about 200 million tonnes of iron mineralisation and further exploration upside.

Weelumurra is also 15 kilometres from BBI’s proposed Central Pilbara rail head and stock yards.


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